Vision Source® Hosts 24th Annual Member Meeting in Phoenix, The Vision Source® Exchange®
North America's largest independent optometric alliance, Vision Source, opened its national meeting, The Vision Source Exchange, from April 29 – May 2 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The theme of the 2015 Vision Source Exchange is: Connection, Passion, Purpose.
An assembly of 3,000 Vision Source doctors, staff and vendors are present, making this the largest meeting in the 24 year history of The Vision Source Exchange. With 100,000 square feet of exhibition space and nearly 200 exhibitors, Vision Source members and staff are enjoying the opportunity to see and test new products and innovative technologies. As a benefit of their Vision Source membership, many of the optometrists take advantage of the opportunity to attend up to eight hours of complimentary CE courses.
The Optical Dream will be a featured exhibit at The Exchange. Nearly 2000 practices have registered for this exclusive Vision Source program which provides on-line training and incentives for optical staff to learn techniques to increase patient satisfaction and optical revenue. May 11 marks the launch of the second trimester of The Optical Dream program. Additional training focal points include: annual supplies of contact lenses, backup eyewear and plano sunwear. The attendees will have an opportunity to learn more at the exhibit hall and meet Dr. Walt West, Vice President of Practice Management and creator of The Optical Dream.
Two notable keynote speakers, Robert X Fogarty and Frank Caliendo, will be providing dynamic motivational entertainment for the conference attendees. Robert X Fogarty is a photographer and founder of Dear World and is known for his distinct message-on-skin-style to tell stories of his subjects including survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing, the Joplin tornado and Hurricane Sandy. Frank Caliendo is a comedian and actor known for his impressions of notable celebrities, politicians and professional athletes.
The Exchange will also include an update and next steps for members concerning the 100+ relationships with integrated health care organizations. Vision Source is leading its members in the new era of managed care with a proven plan to assure not only patient access but improved and informed patient care with the support of the vast resources provided to Vision Source members. Throughout The Exchange, attendees will receive in-depth information on the progress of the Vision Source managed care initiative, its outreach to diabetic patients and how to effectively work locally, with primary care doctors on early detection and treatment.
“We are very excited about the record-breaking turnout at The Exchange,” said Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of Vision Source, “Not only is it a time to learn about new industry trends and integrated health care opportunities, but is also a time to network and forge new relationships. We are extremely proud to offer this opportunity to our members and their staffs, and we truly appreciate the support of the vendors that take part in The Exchange each year,”
For live information and feed from The Vision Source Exchange, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, #VS2015Exchange. Look for live event feed on Periscope @VisionSourceLP including the press conference scheduled for Thursday, April 30 from 1:00-1:30PM.